Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you are all surviving the cold and snow, but the warm up is coming just in time for the weekend! So here is your weekly list of fun events going on around the Gem City:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dayton Playhouse
Friday & Saturday @ 8 pm, Sunday @ 2 pm – There’s nothing like a sassy, sultry musical to chase off those winter blues. Ain’t Misbehavin’, a musical celebration of jazz great Fats Waller, features such fabulous tunes as “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie”.
Ice Skating Riverscape Metro Park
Open daily, but times vary – Sheltered under the covered pavilion, the MetroParks Ice Rink measures 70′ x 150′ and sets the scene as a perfect winter wonderland in downtown Dayton. With its appeal to both young and old, the experience of skating at the MetroParks Ice Rink is fast becoming a holiday tradition for Miami Valley families looking for something fun to do together, and with its location along the riverfront, the MetroParks Ice Rink also is a great way to experience the outdoors during cooler weather. Admission is $5 and $2 for skate rental (Kids 3 and under free).
29th Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper Rosewood Art Gallery
Open daily, but times vary – Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio is pleased to announce the opening of the 29th annual Works on Paper , a juried exhibition for artists living within a 40-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio. This year, 73 artists from Dayton and the surrounding areas submitted 184 pieces, from which the juror, Lisa Morrisette, chose 66 artworks, representing 46 artists. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. If the snow hindered your attendance at the January 20 reception for the Works on Paper exhibition, not to worry, you still have time to view the exhibition! The show will be up until February 22.
Hedgehog Day! Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Saturday at 9:30 am – Join us in for a grand weather prognostication during the Museum’s annual Groundhog Hedgehog Day celebration. Quilliam, an African pygmy hedgehog and one of the Discovery Zoo’s newest members and meteorologist extraordinaire, takes this holiday back to its European roots as he weighs in with his annual prediction on the future of our winter weather! (Included with general admission, free for members)
Walk-in Painting Decoy Art Studio
Saturday at 10 am – You pick your project, they will walk you through the set up and are there for design questions and help! All ages welcome. It is all-inclusive – NO STUDIO FEES…no per person fee to walk into the Studio or per painter fee! The price on the piece you pick includes everything you need to finish your project – paints/glazes, tools, stencils, and the firing of pottery. NO RETURN FEE! Can’t finish your piece in the same sitting? No biggie! They will wrap up your work for you to return back at a more convenient time. Seriously, they have items for all ages and glazes are non-toxic! If they can hold a brush, they can paint with us! So, grab the family and come on in! 🙂 You’ll need at least an hour and a half. Detailed painters may want to give yourself some extra time (but don’t fret if you don’t finish…you can come back!) Walk-in projects are always available during open hours. All scheduled classes are held in a separate room from walk-in painting projects.
Happy Hearts Craft & Vendor Show Dayton Convention Center
Saturday at 10 am in Room 103 – Come help spread the love for few good causes and get some great Valentine’s Day shopping in. Raffles, prizes, shopping, crafts, face painting, glitter & henna tattoos, balloon twisting for the kids and so much more! Stop by the massage booth and take a min to relax! There will be an entrance fee of $1 for anyone age 15 and over. Raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5. All proceeds will go to Her Story House & St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Coffee with a Cop! Gem City Catfé
Have a free cup of coffee over a conversation with the local Dayton Police. Officers are looking for a chance to connect with the community members and are open to any ideas, concerns, or discussions! Join them upstairs in the art gallery for a free cup of coffee. The cat lounge will be open for drop in visits, with anyone visiting the event receiving the member rate of $5!
Ohio FIRST LEGO League Robotics Wright State Nutter Center
Sunday at 9:30 am – Come see this out-of-this-world Championship lineup!
The Ohio FIRST LEGO League Championship will host 60 teams. Teams must be ranked in the top 24 Robot Game scores to be considered for Champion’s Award. The top 7 teams overall will advance based on their average ranking by the Judges in Core Values, Project, and Robot Design. Teams must finish ranked in the top 45 Robot Game scores to be considered for advancement.
Yoga and a Pint Mudlick Tap House
Sunday at 10 am – Join Julie Patel, of Day Yoga, for an hour of yoga and music! Only $15 for yoga and a pint of beer (other drinks available for purchase). Bring Your Own Mat (cash, check, Venmo, or Zelle only, payable at the door). Liability waiver/release required. They’ll be on the 2nd floor.
Sunday Movies @ Main Dayton Metro Library
Sunday at 1:30 – If you’re a film buff, these overlooked masterpieces, lost classics, foreign films, independent cinema, and documentaries are right up your cinematic alley! So, bring a snack, pull up a chair and enjoy a different gem on the big screen each week. This week’s film is the original A Star is Born. Before Lady Gaga, before Streisand, before Garland, there was Gaynor. When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Adopting the stage name Vicki Lester, she co-stars with Norman in a major motion picture, but his success is clearly fading even as her career begins. After the couple wed, Vicki’s fame continues to grow, but Norman descends into alcoholism, and she must decide between pursuing her dream and caring for him.
Draw from the Collection Dayton Art Institute
Sunday at 3 pm – Interested in trying your hand at drawing? Or maybe you’re a lifelong sketcher? Join DAI to experience the galleries in a new way by drawing the collection! Every session includes an hour-long drawing activity in the gallery with the guidance of a museum instructor. Each session features one gallery and has a different element of art theme (line, color, balance, contrast, etc.). The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. All materials are provided and all abilities are welcome. Please note: this program is for ages 12 and up.
Did we miss anything?
There’s lot going on this weekend, so hopefully you’ll find something that strikes your fancy! However, if you have an event you’d like for us to include, be sure to leave it in the comments below or visit our contact page to tell us about it!